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Finweek English Edition - - The Week -

Al­most two years af­ter it dis­cov­ered the ten­nis­ball-sized, 1 109 carat Lesedi La Rona di­a­mond at its mine in Botswana, the Lu­cara Di­a­mond Cor­po­ra­tion sold the stone to Bri­tish jew­ellers Graff Di­a­monds for $53m. BDLive re­ported on 26 Septem­ber that Lu­cara had strug­gled to find a buyer for the di­a­mond – the sec­ond-largest gem-qual­ity di­a­mond ever found – be­cause equip­ment in the cut­ting and polishing in­dus­try to as­sess a di­a­mond of this size did not ex­ist. Graff will study it care­fully to de­ter­mine how best to cut and pol­ish the di­a­mond into sev­eral fin­ished di­a­monds, read the re­port.

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